This entry was originally posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Yesterday I mentioned that whites have many different shades.

These shades range from light to dark values.

However, it can be easy to lose your white by going too dark too fast.

Sometimes the white of the paper just needs a very pale stain or glaze of color over it.

(to warm it up or cool it down)

I like to think of this stain or glaze of color being like weak tea.

It is as if you have barely dipped your tea bag into the water.

Think of this as being the consistency of color for such a glaze.

It just barely stains the paper.

It is always easier to go darker with another glaze of color if you need to.

It is harder to get the white of the paper back.

Leslie Lambert

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